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Turkey: 5 killed in clashes between authorities and PKK
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Kurdish rebels raided a Turkish police station and fired on railway workers in two separate attacks that left five dead, officials said Friday, amid renewed conflict between the security forces and insurgents that has wrecked the fragile peace process....

Afghan Taliban release statement praising new leader
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar, a statement likely meant to rally followers behind the leadership at a time of a deeply fractured insurgency....

Suicide bomber strikes at Maiduguri market in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A woman suicide bomber killed many people at a crowded market early Friday in a blast that thundered across the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, witnesses said....

WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
TOKYO (AP) -- The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it says shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies....

Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace back its path and pinpoint the bulk of the wreck?...

Greek bailout talks to shift gear
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Lead negotiators from the European Union and International Monetary Fund began an intensive round of talks with Greece on Friday to hammer out details of a third international bailout worth some 85 billion euros ($93 billion)....

Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
DUMA, West Bank (AP) -- Suspected Jewish assailants attacked a Palestinian village in the West Bank early Friday and torched two homes, hurling fire bombs inside and setting off a blaze that killed a toddler and critically wounded his 4-year-old brother and parents....

Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban
Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan....

Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) -- Searchers are scouring the Reunion coastline in hopes of finding more debris that officials hope will unlock the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370....

Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) -- Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand....

World Video
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Africa
Suicide bomber strikes at Maiduguri market in Nigeria

Asia
WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

Europe
Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone

Latin America/Caribbean
Currency crisis has Venezuelans struggling to call abroad

Middle East
Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched





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